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Boil order issued

Monday, January 3, 2011

By 8:30 a.m., Monday morning, water from a water line break had already started pooling up at the intersection of Sherfey Street and National Avenue. Brazil City Water Department officials later discovered there was a break on an 8-inch water line that runs east and west on National Avenue. [Order this photo]
Because of intense water pressure, Brazil City Water Department officials had to drain the water tower in order to get to a leak on an 8-inch water line that started gushing water early Monday morning.

Due to the draining of the water tower, the Brazil City water customers have been placed on a boil order until further notice.

This includes residents living in Carbon, Knightsville, Harmony and Center Point.

Brazil City Water Superintendent Jake Raubuch told The Brazil Times there is a large hole on a line that runs east and west on the south side of National Avenue.

"We really haven't even gotten down to where we can get it," Raubuch said. "It's really a difficult situation trying to get where the hole is.

"We know we've got the large hole on the line. That's what we can feel by hand. But we haven't been able to excavate low enough to get there."

Due to the amount of water running out of the hole, officials elected to shut down the water, causing a drop in pressure. However, due to the draining of the water tower, customers are now on the boil order.

Raubuch said as of Monday afternoon, the water tower was completely empty. However, he said he believed water could be back up running later Monday evening.

At approximately 6:40 a.m., Monday, the water department received a call regarding the water leak near Sherfey Street and National Avenue.

Water Department associates informed The Brazil Times there was a 4-inch water line located on Sherfey Street and an 8-inch line off National Avenue that, at the time, could be leaking.

They were hoping it was the 4-inch line, but later discovered the leak was on the 8-inch line.

Crews are still on site attempting to repair the leak.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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What a waste of water... Every time there is a "major" leak we have to drain the entire water tower.

I hope the new towers have the ability to be shut down with out being drained.

-- Posted by BackHomeAgain on Tue, Jan 4, 2011, at 8:24 AM

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